CanAge recently contributed to an article published by the IFA about Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and the serious implications they have on older people.
Excerpt from the article:
Considering the impact of urinary tract infections (UTIs) across the life course they are both underdiagnosed and under acknowledged particularly among older adults who are at an increased risk. With countries around the world experiencing unprecedented population ageing, it is important now more than ever to acknowledge and address the significant burden of urinary tract infections on older adults.Suffering in Silence – Older Adults and the Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infections
We recently produced a series of policy papers on this issue and are working with government to advance awareness on UTI diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Many people don’t know how serious the complications can be when UTIs go misdiagnosed and untreated. We’re pushing for governments to take action to protect seniors from this all too often silent threat.